Annual quota for Japanese working holiday visas offered to Taiwanese to double

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan and Japan signed an agreement on Thursday to double the annual quota of Taiwanese allowed to receive Japanese working holiday visas from 5,000 to 10,000, beginning ...

Japanese tourist dies in Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A 71-year-old Japanese national died in a hostel in Kaohsiung while traveling in Taiwan, police said Thursday. Two other hostel guests called the police after discovering the Japane...

Successful Taiwan-Japan maritime cooperation talks conclude in Tokyo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The third official meeting for maritime cooperation talks between Taiwan and Japan began on Thursday, Dec. 27 and concluded on Friday, Dec. 28 in Tokyo, Japan. Despite ...

Taiwan requests Japan's assistance to join CPTPP at trade meeting that concluded today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At an annual trade meeting today (Nov. 30), Taiwan delegates once again requested Japan’s assistance in joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans...

Taiwan and Japan to convene on economic and trade issues in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan-Japan Economic and Trade Conference will be held from Thursday to Friday, Nov. 29 - 30 in Taipei, announced the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). The confe...

Japan regrets Taiwanese vote to maintain food import ban

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Japan expressed regret that Taiwan's public voted on Saturday to back a referendum to maintain the ban on imports of agricultural products and food from areas in Japan affected by ...

Video shows pro-China protesters dump paint on Japan's de facto embassy in Taipei after comfort woman kick

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Video has surfaced showing the front entrance of the building, which houses the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association (JTEA), being doused in paint by members of a pro-Ch...

Japan-Taiwan Exchange Assoc. says Comfort woman statue in Tainan 'regrettable'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After a statue dedicated to the Taiwanese “comfort women” of World War 2 was unveiled in Tainan on Tuesday, Aug. 14, the de facto Japanese Embassy in Taiw...

Taiwan still pushing Japan on 'comfort women' issue: MOFA

Taiwan is still pushing Japan to face the "comfort women" issue, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Wednesday, although it said that the unveiling of the country's first "c...

Protest in Taipei calls for Japanese recognition of comfort women

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A protest was held outside Japan's representative office in Taipei on August 14, to mark International Memorial Day for Comfort Women and to call for an apology and co...

Why Taiwan should prioritize closer ties with Japan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) is a curious figure in Taiwan’s black and white political scene.  A former Chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT) and President o...

Film reveals bond of kindness between Vietnamese family and Taiwanese people

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) released a short film calling for Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Assembly (WHA), a story depicting the ...

Taiwan sees relations with Japan as important: vice president

Taipei (CNA) - Taiwan attaches importance to its relations with Japan and hopes to forge closer ties with the country, Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) said Tuesday. Speaking with a visitin...

Troubled Japanese man attempts suicide after Taiwanese idol's final performance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 48 year old Japanese man, obsessed with a Taiwanese idol, attempted suicide in public around the Nankang Software Park in Taipei on March 31. Police were alerted to t...

Pro-China Unionist Party member splashes paint on Japan’s office in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A member of Taiwan’s pro-China political party splashed red paint on the signboard of Japan’s semi-diplomatic office in Taipei Wednesday in protest agains...